“Über eine Modification der Hasenscharten Operation” [On a modification of the hare lip operation].

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Creator

Walter Hagedorn

Title

“Über eine Modification der Hasenscharten Operation” [On a modification of the hare lip operation].

Publisher

Breitkopf & Hartel

Date

1884

Coverage

Leipzig

Description

Werner Hagedorn was a 19th-century German surgeon. He studied in Berlin under von Langenbeck. While in Germany he was responsible for introducing the Listerian technique of antisepsis to his Magdeburg-Allstadt hospital. He was also a surgical instrument innovator, developing both the Hagedorn needle holder and the Hagedorn needle for surgery. This publication reports on Hagedorn’s performing the basis for most of the early repair of a unilateral cleft lip (a cleft or hare lip on one side of the child’s upper lip as opposed to the bilateral cleft lip, which involves both sides). Variations of his repair are still in use today.

Source

Tageblatt der 57. Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte, Magdeburg.